Top 8 Track

 While I wouldn't call it a preview to the Central Coast Section finals in six weeks, the Top 8 Meet does attract a quality field and give athletes a chance to measure up.
 However, because not all the elite athletes take part in the meet, results can be somewhat misleading. Plus athletes tend to peak at different times, based on their regime.
 One individual that continues to soar to new heights is Santa Catalina sophomore Laurel Wong, who will go into Saturday's meet at Los Gatos ranked No. 1 in the section in the pole vault.
 Wong cleared a school and county record 13-feet-2 two weeks ago in Arcadia, to vault herself to No. 2 in the state and No. 8 in the nation.
 Teammate and two-time state meet 400 meter qualifier Mikayla Revera has the top ranked time in the 400 at 56.92.
 Revera, who has a career best of 54.86, just returned from a hamstring injury. She is also seeded No. 1 in the 200 at 24.88.
 Chasing Revera in the 400 will be Salinas' Brooke Olesen, who was fourth last season at the CCS finals in the 400.
 Among the boys to pay attention to is Stanford University bound Drew Dalman, who is ranked No. 2 in the CCS in the discus at 156-11.
 Teammate Isaiah Blanco will look to dip under 50 seconds in the 400, as he is seeded No. 3 at 50.21.
 The Chieftains Jack Fling is ranked No. 6 in the pole vault at 13-6 while Salinas' Brandon Partido  is No. 5 at 13-9.
Alisal's Carlos Mendoza will look to make a statement in the shot, as he is ranked No. 4 at 49-11.
 King City distance ace Roman Munoz, a state meet qualifier last year in the 1,600, is ranked No. 5 in the section this spring in the 800 at 1:57.76. He will also run the 1,600 Saturday.
 Salinas senior Jonathan Chagnon will go into the Top 8 Meet ranked No. 4 in the 300 intermediate hurdles at 40.23.

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